Canadian firm Biktrix has added a ‘moped-style’ bike to its line-up. The Moto combines an upright riding position with a 750W Bafang hub motor and a single-speed drivetrain.
While the bike offers pedal-assist, it’s striking that there’s also a thumb throttle.
“With just a push of the thumb, the electric motor provides a boost of power,” says Bixtrix. “No need to pedal, just sit back and enjoy the ride.”
The promo video definitely emphasises the throttle side of things – although the bike is limited to 20mph. (Bike Rumor reports that there’s also a 28mph “off-road use only” mode.)
Like the firm’s Juggernaut, which started shipping last month, the Moto is available in a dual battery setup. That’ll give you 2,014 Wh which the firm says is enough for over 100 miles of riding.
That range is mostly off battery power as well, which is just as well because the larger bike with two batteries weighs about 45kg.
While the Juggernaut is billed as an “extreme performance e-bike”, the Moto is clearly meant to be more of an about town sort of vehicle.
“The Moto will swiftly empower you to span cities, climb mountains, and travel to your destinations with ease, perfect for cruising all day long,” says the blurb.
There are two models – a smaller one with 20” wheels and another with 24” wheels – and you get dual-piston hydraulic brakes, a rear rack and a motocross style seat.
The Biktrix Moto is available for $2,299 or $2,898 with the dual battery setup.